Famed for his talent as a hurdler, Colin claimed numerous victories representing Wales and Great Britain. He was a 111m hurdles specialist who set several records and went on to retire with one bronze, eight silver, and 12 gold medals. But that was Colin then. Today, he is booked as a motivational speaker for corporate events, where he shares his experiences and life-changing decisions he had to make to become one of the most decorated British athletes. As an athlete, some of his prominent achievements include setting world records in the Indoor Men's 60m Hurdles and Men's 110m Hurdles.
Why you should book Colin Jackson for your next event
- Drawing from his long, successful career characterised by the emotional highs and lows of an ultimate athlete. Through his talks, Colin walks his audiences through his journey, including the loss at the 1992 Olympics.
- As a high-profile keynote speaker, Colin is the perfect choice for any event. He commands incredible confidence, charisma, and excellent communication skills, which add a spark to your event.
- Colin shows his listeners why they should set realistic goals and keep their eyes on the ball no matter the challenges.
Colin claimed his last gold medal at the European Championships hosted in Munich in 2002. The following year saw him bring down the curtains on his trophy-laden career following participation in the 2003 World Indoor Championships. He would then go into coaching, with big names such as Rhys Williams, Timothy Benjamin, and Mark Foster benefitting from his tutelage. But that isn’t all, as big media organizations, including the BBC, also sought his services. For instance, he co-hosted Born to Win and covered the 2012 London Olympics for BBC.
As well as being a contestant on programs like Dancing on Ice, Strictly Come Dancing, and Celebrity Masterchef, Colin has appeared on The Making of Me and has co-hosted Sunday Life. As a testament to his impact on the sport, he was appointed CBE, OBE, and MBE.
Does Colin give back to the community? Yes, he is a serious philanthropist too. He created Go Dan Run, a fundraising platform that focuses on helping people with bowel and prostate cancer in the United Kingdom.
Having excelled in sports and media, Colin shifted his focus to keynote speaking, where his star shines even brighter. He is an irresistible choice when looking for a host or after-dinner speaker who can inspire men and women alike.
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